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there. also tonight, americans count their blessings and count on law enforcement to keep them safe as they celebrate. four weeks until christmas. the hunt is on for bargains. >> some people go camping out in the woods. >> and we camp outside of best buy! and beauty in the beast. finding the good in bad-looking produce. >> these are our imperfect celebrities and what we like to call them are "the stars of the show." this is the "cbs overnight news." good evening. i'm elaine quijano. as president obama and the first family were celebrating thanksgiving in the white house, a drama was unfolding outside, yet another security breach. a jumper managed to easily scale a recently reinforced fence. he was unarmed and quickly arrested. but this breach comes as the nation is on edge with isis threatening a paris-style attack here.
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kris van cleave is at the white house. kris? >> reporter: elaine, the white house was on lockdown for several hours because of this incident. this area here outside the white house was just reopened to the public. now, about 2:45 today, the secret service says the jumper they've identified as joseph caputo jumped the white house fence. a photographer captured the moment caputo, wearing gloves, draped in an american flag, hopped the fortified white house fence holding a binder in his mouth before throwing his arms in the air seemingly in celebration. the woman who took these photos tweeted, i heard him take a deep let's do this. and went for it. the intruder dropped to his knees with his hands in the air as the secret service rushed to arrest him. his flag was put into an evidence bag while a bomb squad searched the white house lawn. the fact the intruder made it over the fence raises questions about the security upgrades put in place over the summer. in july, new spikes were installed on the white house
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fence to make it harder to climb. the secret service called that a temporary security measure until a long-term solution could be implemented. this jumper follows a series of embarrassing incidents for the secret service, including a security breach where a fence jumper was able to get inside the white house, made it all the way to the east room. he was one of three men to jump the fence last year. the secret service says criminal charges are pending against caputo, but, elaine at this point we don't know why he jumped the fence or what was in that binder. >> kris van cleave at the white house for us tonight. kris, thank you. it was just yesterday that the president assured the nation that law enforcement is on the case in the wake of the paris attacks, and there were plenty of cops at the premiere thanksgiving day event, macy's thanksgiving day parade. don dahler was there. >> reporter: the largest contingent of heavily armed police officers in the parade's history stood along the parade's
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2 1/2 mile route. they were protecting the parade's 3.5-million onlookers who crowded streets, 20 feet deep in some places. some were concerned about terrorism, some not. >> we're super excited. the weather turned out perfect so we couldn't ask for anything better. >> reporter: in their midst, undercover cops moved among them and sniper teams scanned from rooftops. in downtown manhattan, dozens of officers also kept an eye on things in a massive room named the joint operations center. chief james o'neill gave us a tour. i can't help but notice all these gigantic screens. what kind of information would you have up there? >> we have cameras all around the city that we can choose. if there's an event somewhere in the city we can go to that neighborhood. >> reporter: during major events like the parades the center is staffed with representatives of various state and federal agencies. there are millions of tourists flooding into new york city this time of year. the streets are packed. that, i imagine, is a pretty tempting target for terrorists. >> i spend most of my time planning in the event something does happen we respond quickly and effectively.
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critical response commands, and the strategic response group. we have anywhere up to 800 people available to respond to any incident. >> reporter: the nature of terror attacks has shifted to the use of automatic weapons and suicide vests. so the nypd adopted new rules of engagement. officers will respond more quickly with deadly force. commissioner bill bratton: >> we have responded by retraining all of our personnel, and we're in the process of now doing that with my 35,000, to get in and neutralize the threat as fast as possible. >> reporter: officials insist there is no specific, credible threat against the united states, but, elaine, some municipalities, such as new york city, are continuing on a heightened security level through the holidays. >> don dahler reporting from new york city. don, thank you. in moscow today, the presidents of russia and france agreed to cordinate their airstrikes against isis in syria. francois hollande has been trying to form a broad coalition
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against the terror group since it attacked paris two weeks ago. those attacks were planned in belgium, and tonight, the search for suspects continues. debora patta is in brussels. >> reporter: for the fifth day, police raided neighborhoods around the capital, part of the ongoing investigation into the paris attacks which killed 130. and tonight, one person was arrested in the raids. the terror threat in brussels has now been reduced to level three, which means an attack is still possible but no longer imminent. brussels has been on virtual lockdown for the past week. schools were closed. so were subways and some stores. public gatherings were banned. andre jacobs is the former head of the government's intelligence unit that tracked islamic extremists. he told us the government may have overreacted initially, or that the police raids have turned up new details. "information from the raids may
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have shown that the terrorists have left the country," he said, "or that they don't have weapons." [ gunfire ] police are still hunting for two paris suspects, saleh abdeslam and mohammed abrini. they both lived in the brussels neighborhood of molenbeek, which has gained a reputation for being a jihadi hotbed. a month before the attacks, molenbeek mayor francois schepmans received a list of 80 islamic militants from belgian intelligence. abdeslam was on the list. so was the suspected ring leader abdelhamid abaaoud, but schepmans says it was not her job to track down terrorists. "it is up to the federal police, she said "to carry out actions like identification, arrest and interrogation." and, she claimed, police had received the same information. two weeks on and belgian police are still no closer to finding saleh abdeslam.
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says he must have a large terror cell assisting him because it would be impossible for him to hide for this long on his own. >> and, debora, what came out of the meeting between france and russia today? >> reporter: the two leaders agreed to increase the exchange of intelligence to assist the u.s.-led coalition in intensifying airstrikes against isis, and that other rebel groups would not be targeted. up until now, russia has been attacking groups fighting against the assad regime in syria. so, elaine, it's going to be interesting to see exactly how that agreement will be implemented. >> debora patta in brussels for us tonight. debora, thank you. the "cbs overnight news" will be right back. almost sixty million americans are affected by mental illness. together we can help them with three simple words. my name is chris noth
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security has been tightened at shopping malls around the u.s. expected to hit the stores this weekend. carter evans now on the start today of the holiday shopping season. >> reporter: thanksgiving is about spending time with family and friends, even if it's inside some people go camping out in the woods. >> and we camp outside of best buy! >> reporter: thomas berrera has been here since monday morning. how much money do you expect to save? >> well, i mean, we did the math and we're saving probably a good, maybe like four, 500 bucks. all of that saving encourages big spending, according to retail analyst burt flickinger. >> between thanksgiving and cyber monday $80 billion will be spent online, as well as in stores. >> reporter: on average, shoppers are expected to each spend more than $800 this holiday season. that's up more than 3% from last year. much of that spending will go toward big-ticket items like
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cars and electronics. best buy is hoping to get a bigger piece of the pie by opening this evening. the store manager near los angeles. >> we listened to what our customers are saying and they said they wanted something to do after thanksgiving dinner. >> reporter: but that plan backfired last year and led to a boycott. >> that boycott was quite effective. in fact, sales went down black friday weekend 4% in the u.s. last year. >> reporter: this year, that's leading some stores to advertise the fact what they won't be open on thanksgiving day. >> at t.j. maxx, marshalls and home goods, we're closed on thanksgiving because family time comes first. >> reporter: outdoor retailer rei took it a step further. >> this black friday we're closing all of our stores and paying our employees to get outside. >> reporter: a policy appreciated by shoppers like meri kaeller. >> i can respect them for doing that because i feel like more and more stores are open later
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just becomes a washout. >> reporter: retail analysts estimate about half of consumers will likely make a purchase on their cell phone this year, and some of those purchases will be made while they're inside stores, elaine, comparing prices. >> carter, you mentioned cars are going to be a big seller this season. what else? >> reporter: behind cars any apple products and then star wars merchandise is expected to be a bigseller, and there is a lot of it, even a darth vader toaster. >> all right. carter evans among the throngs of shoppers tonight. carter, thank you. getting to the store today was a problem in some places as the storm that dumped snow in the west moved into the great plains. driving was difficult as snow covered roads in nebraska, northwest of omaha. winter storm warnings were up in much of that state, as well as iowa. there is concern freezing rain could bring down power lines. in chicago, holiday shopping
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tomorrow by a large protest over the shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer. the past two nights have seen small, mostly peaceful demonstrations. this followed the release of a video showing officer jason van dyke shooting laquan mcdonald 16 times. van dyke has been charged with murder. in minneapolis, protesters and community groups shared thanksgiving dinner outside a police station. the protesters have been camped out there for more than a week after 24-year-old jamar clark was shot and killed during a struggle with police. some witnesses said clark was handcuffed at the time. the police deny that. in africa, the pope calls for peace between christians and muslims. and how the world's biggest drone maker plans to stop isis from using them on the battlefield.
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right back. pope francis is preaching a message of peace on his first visit to africa. he said his first mass there today in kenya. he'll also be making stops in uganda and the central african
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allen pizzey is with the pope in nairobi. >> reporter: the traditional african welcome was a joyous reflection of how pope francis' message is being received. a kenyan newspaper summed it up as "our politicians could learn a thing or two from him." on his first trip to africa, francis urged kenyans to help bridge the increasingly violent divisions between muslims and christians. all too often, he said, young people are being radicalized in the name of religion to sow discord and fear. kenya suffered at the hands of islamic extremists which the al-shabaab militia slaughtered 147 mainly christian students at a university earlier this year and then killed 67 people in an attack on a shopping mall here in 2013. francis called the attacks barbarous, and said that god's
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justify hatred and violence. there are fears that the pope himself could be a prime target. some 10,000 police and army troops are on duty. rain turned the grounds where today's mass was held into a quagmire, but rain is also considered a blessing here, so it didn't dampen the mood. and using words that will resonate with the deeply conservative african catholic church, francis called on kenyans to resist practices which foster arrogance in men, hurt or demean women, and threaten the life of the innocent unborn. pope francis is also using this trip to push his message of concern for the environment, but in a region wracked by ethnic and interreligious violence, it is inevitably his calls for peace and reconciliation that strike the most vibrant chord. allen pizzey, cbs news, nairobi. >> drone sales are taking off.
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a lot of folks can expect to find a drone beneath their christmas tree, but they're not made at the north pole. seth doane visited the world's largest drone manufacturer. >> reporter: these days, drones are being used to survey farmers' fields or a football team's defensive line, and are replacing humans in high-risk
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tasks. and one company, dji, produces 70% of all civilian drones in the world in shenzhen, china. >> we're an international company. >> reporter: that china part is not highlighted by dji public relations director michael perry. there are americans who are concerned when every other chinese company that controls this much of the market. >> we have an international footprint that reflects our international character. >> reporter: but dji now has to contend with islamic militants using drones on the battlefield. is there a moral dilemma when your drone is being used by terrorists like isis? >> it's certainly something that we think about, but as we're going along, we're looking at options for optimizing it specifically for creativity and innovation. >> reporter: that's where product designer paul pan comes in. >> basically, when you make a product you never want to handicap the product.
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using gps technology, dji can program drones so they cannot fly near sensitive sites, but security concerns were raised when a dji drone landed near the white house in january. is it bad for business when one of your drones shows up on the white house lawn? >> it is bad in that we feel that there is only so much that we can do to control the aircraft, but then it's really coming down to education, what you should and shouldn't do. >> reporter: regulators are playing catch-up with drone technology. what do you really wish a drone could do that it just can't do? >> if i can take the flying camera and have it autonomously do its own thing. if i say, "follow me all day and don't bump into anything" that would be the ultimate product. >> reporter: seth doane, cbs news, shenzhen, china. >> this might be a fun game to
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that's next. this is not what you want to see at the airport. alaska airlines workers were seen throwing luggage at the san jose airport on tuesday -- in what seemed to be a competition for the longest toss. turns out, the suitcase did not belong to a passenger. it was filled with magazines. still, the airline said they shouldn't have done it at the airport. upon further review, this may not have been the best idea. the washington redskins tweeted out, "happy thanksgiving" along with the team's controversial logo. many native american groups have been pushing for the team to change its name. one follower called the team the most tone deaf company in america. in his radio address today, president obama said thanksgiving is a day for food
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it was also a day to say thank you. he telephoned 10 members of the military this morning from the oval office to wish them a happy holiday and thank them for their service. when it was time for dinner at the white house, the menu included turkey, ham, and prime rib. two kinds of stuffing and potatoes. a variety of veggies, mac and cheese, and six pies. we'll take them alphabetically. apple, banana, cherry, coconut, pecan, and pumpkin. in case you're wondering, presidents pay for their food at the white house. yesterday, the president gave two turkeys a second chance. now some fruits and vegetables are getting the same. that story is next. woman: what does it feel like when a woman is having a heart attack? chest pain, like there's a ton of weight on your chest. severe shortness of breath. unexplained nausea.
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finally tonight, in this
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waste. a lot of produce is discarded simply because it is, well, odd looking. a california business came up with the perfect solution. here's john blackstone. >> reporter: when it's packing day at a company called imperfect produce, things that are particularly imperfect get special attention. let's just take a look at this. >> that's a fun one. legs crossed there. >> reporter: the weirdest are set aside for photographer roopam lumia. >> i got the persimmon that has a little bit of a nose. >> reporter: her photos are posted online, building a social media following. it's a harvest of fame. you call these your celebrities. >> these are our imperfect celebrities and what we like to call them are the stars of the show. >> reporter: these stars are part of an effort to convince food buyers that what counts is how something tastes, not how it looks. >> reporter: that little imperfection, retailers and food service will reject it. >> reporter: ron clark is
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cofounder of imperfect produce, which buys fruits and vegetables that farmers can't sell to supermarkets because it isn't perfect. >> look, look, what's wrong? just that little imperfection means you're not going to get to eat this. >> reporter: if not for clark's company, much of the food would end up at the dump. each year, some six billion pounds of food farmers can't sell or give away to food banks ends up as waste. >> it's always amazed me how much has been thrown away and i've always had, you know, a soft spot for trying to feed more people with less. >> reporter: imperfect produce has been in business for just four months. already it sells more than 10,000 pounds a week to customers who pay about half the usual price for taking something unusual. i would think if you found that in a supermarket, somebody would say, "wow, look at that!" >> it's a piece of art, made by farmers. >> reporter: it turns out the old adage that beauty is only skin deep is equally true for a potato. john blackstone, cbs news,
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emeryville, california. that's the "overnight news" for this friday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back with us a little later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new
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it's friday, november 27th, 2015. captioning funded by cbs captioning funded by cbs it's friday, november 27th, 2015. this is the cbs news. online spending season if on thanksgiving and millions will hit the stores today on black friday. demonstrators in chicago are ready to disrupt black friday shopping because of a shooting of a black terge by a white police officer. a flag draped intruder scaled a fence and made it on to the north lawn of the white house. unplanned landing.
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york high don championship is at the toys "r" us store in times square. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. more than 135 million people are expected to hit stores during this four-day holiday weekend. even though the economy is improving, retailers only expect a slight increase in sales which will mean big competition and great deals. shoppers lined up thursday night. many got a head-start on their holiday shopping on so-called gray thursday, ditching turkey dinner for discounts at major retailers. >> i'll be saving about 250, which is great for my budget.
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stores handed out vouchers for big ticket items to invoice pushing and shoving. for some, the experience was too much. these men got into a fight at a kentucky mall, as shoppers screamed and stepped back. along with crowds, shoppers heading out today will see heightened security in the wake of the paris terror attacks two weeks ago. >> we have police officers in uniform, undercover police. we have our own security force and we make changes as we see that are needed. >> reporter: the national retail federation expect sales to hit the 630 billion mark, a 3% increase from last year. the national retail federation also says that about 60% of holiday shoppers actually started their shopping earlier this month. and in what is certainly a sign
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ever, there is expected to be a their work on smartphones. >> i can believe that. if i knew you were going to be there, i would send with you a list. i have all kinds of things to pick up. don championship in new york, thanks a lot, don. shoppers are already looking forward to cybermonday. tim stevens will guide you through the best online deals coming up on "cbs this morning." protesters in chicago are planning to disrupt black friday shopping. in just a few hours they plan to fill the city's malignantgnificent mile as shoppers fill the area. they want to know why it took more than a year to charge the white officer with murder of laquan mcdonald. >> it's going to shake up michigan avenue and make some people uncomfortable and it should. this is one of the big shopping days of the year and people will understand this is serious for all of us.
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start at 11:00. the magnificent mile plans to step up security. locals delivered a thanksgiving dinner to the group on a snowy day. the protesters have been camping out outside of a police precinct to protest the deadly shooting of jamar clark by a white police officer. a mix of rain, snow, and ice will affect black friday shoppers from texas all the way to michigan. a massive storm system could dump up to 8 inches of rain in some areas by the weekend. dallas has already seen record rainfall for friday. rain totals could push higher than an inch. people in wichita, kansas saw down pours. temperatures dipped last night creating the threat for sleet and freezing rain. in western iowa, snow created a white thanksgiving and created a rough drive around sioux city. more snow is expected here this week. a white house bench jumper
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thanksgiving. joseph kacaputo is under arrest. happened. >> reporter: a photographer captured the moment caputo wearing gloves draped in an american flag hopped the fortified white house fence and holding a binder in his arms and throwing his arms in the air seemingly in celebration. >> i heard him take a big deep breath and whisper to himself, all right, let's do this and he took off. he jumped over the barricade and then climbed the fence and went over, he kind of lifted his arms up. >> reporter: the intruder dropped to his knees with his hands in the air as the secret service rushed to arrest him. >> it was chaotic. everyone around us was yelling and kids were crying. it was pretty unexpected. >> reporter: his flag was put into an evidence bag while the bomb squad searched the white
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the fact he made it over the fence. in july, new spikes were installed on the white house fence to make it harder to climb. the secret service called that a temporary security measure until a long-term solution could be implemented. this jumper included a series of imprachlts embarrassments where this guy made it to the east room and one of three men to jump the fence last year. police tell us criminal charges
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caputo but w vladimir putin. chris boswell shows us how the diplomatic efforts are paying off. >> reporter: they say their countries will work together with the u.s. to fight isis. russia and france have agreed to coordinate their military strikes and share some intelligence information. during the leaders talks, hollande alsoemphasized saying bashar al assad must go. but syria says its people should choose their leader. russia's cooperation with the u.s. and its allies comes with a warning. putin says it won't continue if
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there is another incident like the one earlier this week. . turkey, a nato member, shot down a russian jet near the syrian pilots. turkey said the plane strayed into its air space and released a garbled recording of a warning it gave the russian jet a warning ahead of time. but putin hinted that it's america's fault, saying russia filed a flight plan with the u.s. military and says the plane never deviated from its path. republican presidential cane ben carson will spend the day in jordan to meet with syrian refuges. carson has faced criticism for his lack of foreign policy experience. he says the surprise trip will give him a firsthand understanding of the refuge kris. president obama referenced the refuges in his address. >> the world is still full of pilgrims. men and women who want nothing
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themselves and their families. what makes america america is that we offer that chance. >> the president's plan calls for allowing 10,000 syrian refuges into the u.s. over the next year. donald trump wants an apology this morning. >> now the poor guy, you have to see this guy. oh, i don't know what i said. i don't remember! >> trump now denies remembering reporter at all. in a statement thursday, he said, i don't know if he is j.j. watt or muhammad ali in his prime. despite having one of the all-time great memories, i certainly do not remember him. coming up on the morning news, a parade fly-by.
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introducing otezla, a blimp made an unplanned landing yesterday on new york's long island. the blimp was advertising a health care training school when winds picked up and the pilot feared he had run out of fuel. he brought the aircraft down in a high school field with the aid of some people on the ground who rushed in to help. the only thing bigger than the balloons in the thanksgiving day parade in new york city was the nypd's presence. a record number of officers were on duty during yesterday's parade. 2,500 officers kept spectators safe with some stations on rooftops and others watching above in helicopters. but a drone spotted at the parade caused some tense moments. it's just one of the headlines on the morning's newsstand. "the washington post" reports bliss busted two russian
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tourists for flying a drone over the macy's thanksgiving day parade. police say the father and son flew the drone above the parade at its starting point by central park, despite all of the heightened security. the father was given a summons. the denver post reports two brothers survived avalanches in colorado, though, they each thought, at first, that the other had died. the skiers were struck by two avalanches wednesday near telluride separating the brothers. one was buried by the snow and he began to search for his brother who had already taken off to get help. authorities are close to capturing a tiger that escaped from a zoo a month ago. the animal apparently van issued in an area on mexico's pacific coast. replies they believe they will find the tiger in a few days. we will show you the latest clip from the upcoming "star
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the country. viewed more than 2 million times. it focuses on the villains they will meet when the movie opens december 18th. ahead on "cbs this morning," we will have more on "star wars" as part of our holiday movie preview. a party pooper for the annual holiday office party and a new recall for the costco's tainted chicken salad. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. >> the california farm believed to supply the vegetable mix contaminated with e. coli is being recalled. onion and that sickened 19 people in seven states. the cdc expects that number to grow in the coming weeks, even though the product has been pulled from store shelves.
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shortened schedule today after taking a break from the thanksgiving holiday. the s&p lost a fraction of the point and the nasdaq gained 13. baz news for airline. expected growth in air travel the next 20 years was revised downward. airline passengers are now expected to double to 7 billion by 2034 but that is actually down from an earlier projection of 7.4 billion. the international air transport association blames a weakened global economy and an economic slowdown in china for the expected drop. and fewer and fewer companies are throwing holiday parties, but for those workers who loathe them, the parties aren't extinct just yet. 30% of companies don't have holiday parties all for most workers. they say their company cut the festivity this year because of budget reasons. >> i can see some people being disappointed but others feeling a little relieved.
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no more awkward conversations with the guy from accounting that you never knew worked for the company before. >> a lot of weather talk. >> exactly. our parties are always good, though, jill, right? >> that's true. always fun. >> thanks a lot. up next, highlights of a thanksgiving football feast. who is the nfl's star who dressed up like a "tom" turkey to surprise his kids? more than 3 million people already know the feeling of feet so silky smooth that you can't help but touch them. discover the latest innovation in the amope foot care line.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. 3-2-1! >> green bay packer fans cheering as brett favre's number
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4 is unveiled on the facade of lambeau field. despite the cold, wind-whipped rain, favre delivered a warm message to the fans who backed him for 16 seasons. >> i certainly thank god for the opportunity to play a game i love so much and to play it for such a long time and the best place to play football in the world. >> favre shared an embrace with another packer great, 81-year-old bart starr who joined the halftime ceremony. and that might have been the best part of green bay's thanksgiving night game. the packers' struggles continue with the game on the line in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter, aaron rodgers pass into the end zone is deflected away and that sealed a 17-13 win for chicago. green bay has lost four of its last five games. the carolina panthers are now 11-0. the panthers defense scores twice on returns of tony romo's interceptions to run away with a 33-14 win! the defeat is costly for the
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romo reinjures his collar bone and is reportedly out for the rest of the season. and the detroit lions feast on a bird other than turkey! quarterback matthew stafford carves up the philadelphia defense for five touchdowns, as the lions pick apart the eagles 5 5 45-14. he wasn't in uniform on thursday but new england patriots quarterback dressed up and was in a turkey costume and waited under a pile of leaves to find them. it looks like he got his holidays mixed up because the kids seem a little spooked by that prank. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," holiday travel tips. i'm anne-marie green. and this is the "cbs morning news." want bladder leak underwear that moves like you do? try always discreet underwear and wiggle, giggle, swerve and curve.
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pope francis got quite a reception at a youth rally in nairobi, kenya, this morning. about 60,000 people packed a stadium to see him. he thanked the crowd for their enthusiasm. in his address, he urged young people to reject radical exremism. the pope travels to uganda later today. back home, pope francis is being credited with a miracle after giving a baby a kiss after his trip to philadelphia later this year. david spunt of our philadelphia station kyw reports. >> reporter: it's the little kiss jiana's parents call the miracle on market and they insist that quick kiss is partially responsible for her quick recovery. >> i think all this is from god. you know? the pope was just a messenger from god. >> reporter: 1-year-old jiana has a rare inoperable brain tumor. her blood cells attacked her
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brain stem weeks after her birth and surgery is not an option. the macedonian clan showed up for the papal parade in front of independence hall and expecting maybe a quick glance, but thanks to a friend from the fbi. >> oh, my god! oh! [ screaming ] >> oh, my god! god bless. >> reporter: see the man holding jiana? who is jiana's older brother. dominique is jiana's older brother. they say the similar names is just a sign of divine intervention. they believe the proof is in the scans. here is the scan before the pope's kiss and here is the scan at the end of october. >> you can hardly see the tumor. in so many of the cuts, it's just a blur. >> reporter: the scans next to each other clearly show a difference. the left is before the kiss, the right, after.
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>> she is getting better and stronger. she's blowing kisses. she is starting to point at things. >> reporter: jiana was named for st. jiana, a modern day saint from italy who died in 1962. st. jiana's daughter was in philadelphia and met little jiana during the papal's weekend. jiana parents insist her future is a bright one and they can't wait to sit down one day to show and tell her what a difference one kiss can make. >> last year was about living in honor of her. now we are going to get to live with her. >> that was kyw's david spunt reporting. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," help with flying home this busy holiday weekend. peter greenberg has advice on getting through ramped-up security. plus, a look at holiday commercials that are hitting the air waves right about now. and a preview of cybermonday. cnet will tell us where to find the best bargains online. that is the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching.
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have a great day. cbs 2 this's black friday, and the shopping has already begun.why crummy
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weather didn't stop shoppers
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